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In an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump, the 10-time All-Star with the Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce, details why he thinks the Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, who is recovering from surgery on his broken left hand, should return to the court this year:

“There’s a lot of legacy things on the line for him. Why would he want to waste a whole year? If he has a chance to come back, he’s gonna come back. He has records that he’s gonna break. He’s just gonna add to his legacy, whether it be more points, 3’s, whatever kind of statistics he’s gonna put up just like we saw Kobe (Bryant) do in his last few years when he passed Michael Jordan,” Pierce said, per ClutchPoints.

Through four games this season, Curry averaged 20.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.5 assists.